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reference desk at Central Library

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Kalamazoo Public Library's reference service staff can help you find information and answer questions.

Reference Collection

While each of KPL's branches maintains its own reference collection in print or electronic formats, the main reference collection is located on the second floor of the Central Library.

The collection includes: consumer information, legal, medical and business resources, census materialsstudy guidesvehicle repair manuals, investment guides, and much more. We are always adding new reference materials.


The libraries reference collection features many online databases, which are all accessible within the library and some are available both in the library and at-home with a valid KPL library card.

Government Information

As a government depository library, Kalamazoo Public Library receives selected local, county, state, regional and federal government documents.